Day Wines Hock & Deuce Mae's Vineyard Syrah Blend 2014

Ratings on Delectable

Bryce Wiatrak Delectable Pro

Southern Oregon is oft overshadowed by its northerly neighbors in the Willamette. But these fringe appellations often offer stunning value - and a welcome reprieve from Pinot at times. This Syrah/Viognier blend makes clear its Northern Rhône inspiration - a lean varietal expression that finds breadth through a piercingly bright acidic through line. Brambly, yet precise - it tastes of muddled raspberry, bacon drippings, sweat, crushed minerals and sweet wilted herbs. The perfect accompaniment to a weirdly cold late April evening in Vermont.

Southern Oregon is oft overshadowed by its northerly neighbors in the Willamette. But these fringe appellations often offer stunning value - and a welcome reprieve from Pinot at times. This Syrah/Viognier blend makes clear its Northern Rhône inspiration - a lean varietal expression that finds breadth through a piercingly bright acidic through line. Brambly, yet precise - it tastes of muddled raspberry, bacon drippings, sweat, crushed minerals and sweet wilted herbs. The perfect accompaniment to a weirdly cold late April evening in Vermont.

9.1

Willie Carter

This is ridiculously good. 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier from Southern Oregon, presents itself as light garnet. What a crazy gorgeous nose. Predominantly jasmine with intense floral notes and some smoke. Not heavy duty at all here, just all pleasing. More smoke and savoriness on the palate. Blueberries, citrus, forest floor, and herbs. Great finish with spice. Artfully crafted, playful, and just downright delicious.

This is ridiculously good. 85% Syrah and 15% Viognier from Southern Oregon, presents itself as light garnet. What a crazy gorgeous nose. Predominantly jasmine with intense floral notes and some smoke. Not heavy duty at all here, just all pleasing. More smoke and savoriness on the palate. Blueberries, citrus, forest floor, and herbs. Great finish with spice. Artfully crafted, playful, and just downright delicious.

9.3

Otis Lewis

Great blend. Day wines is becoming one of my favorite producers.

Great blend. Day wines is becoming one of my favorite producers.

9.0

Ted Corvey

See prior notes. This is a great bottle from a great producer. I am always impressed with her stuff. She achieves such depth while maintaining some really pleasant delicate presence.

See prior notes. This is a great bottle from a great producer. I am always impressed with her stuff. She achieves such depth while maintaining some really pleasant delicate presence.

9.3

Perri Wiatrak

Notes of black currant and pepper. Acidity that makes it refreshing at a summer barbecue, but also has a warmth that would make it nice for a cozy winter night.

Notes of black currant and pepper. Acidity that makes it refreshing at a summer barbecue, but also has a warmth that would make it nice for a cozy winter night.

9.0

Stacy Wiatrak

Drank this on a cold, spring night in Vermont. It took a moment to grow on me, but enjoyed it with farm to table fare. Dark berries and fruit forward. Very nice.

Drank this on a cold, spring night in Vermont. It took a moment to grow on me, but enjoyed it with farm to table fare. Dark berries and fruit forward. Very nice.

9.1

Mitchell Wiatrak

Enjoying with family on cool spring evening in Burlington Vermont. Tastes of black currant and pepper. Nice wine to warm you up on a chilly evening.

Enjoying with family on cool spring evening in Burlington Vermont. Tastes of black currant and pepper. Nice wine to warm you up on a chilly evening.

9.0

Daniel McGeough Delectable Pro

Great with OP frankfurters!!

Great with OP frankfurters!!

9.2

Sarah O'Kelley Delectable Pro

So delicious & perfect for late summer grilling!! Fresh BlackBerries and dark earth and flowers. All of her winds have a certain lightness to them in a beautiful way

So delicious & perfect for late summer grilling!! Fresh BlackBerries and dark earth and flowers. All of her winds have a certain lightness to them in a beautiful way

9.0

Ted Corvey

I usually will try any new world Cote Rotie blends I find but I am usually disappointed. This, however, was stunning. 85/15 Syrah Viognier blend. Very delicate floral notes on the nose, leads in to soft blue and black fruits and then very savory meat fat and herbs on the long finish. Seamless integration with tanin flavors and acidity. Remarkable refinement for such a new producer very good.

I usually will try any new world Cote Rotie blends I find but I am usually disappointed. This, however, was stunning. 85/15 Syrah Viognier blend. Very delicate floral notes on the nose, leads in to soft blue and black fruits and then very savory meat fat and herbs on the long finish. Seamless integration with tanin flavors and acidity. Remarkable refinement for such a new producer very good.

9.3

Location

  • 981 Sibley Memorial Highway
    Lilydale, MN 55118

  • Hours:
    Monday-Saturday: 10am-9pm

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